I am very pleased to announce that Stanford students, faculty, and staff are one of 10 institutions that have access to the beta version of SynOne. For a tour and for answers to commonly asked questions, view these materials in Stanford Box (access is limited to Stanford users) . After trying SynOne, it would be really great to get your feedback by completing this survey.
Blog topic: Science
Established in 1965 by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC), the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is the world’s repository for small-molecule organic and metal-organic crystal structures. Containing over 900,000 entries from x-ray and neutron diffraction analyses, this unique database of accurate 3D structures has become an essential resource to scientists around the world. The June 2015 issue of CCDC's Crystalline Newsletter covers 50 Years of Sharing Crystal Structures (PDF). In addition to coverage of the published literature, CSD searches also contains data published directly through the CSD as CSD Communications that are not available anywhere else.
A campus-wide site license for CrystalMaker is now available to current students, faculty and staff at Stanford. Used for research and teaching in chemistry, solid-state physics, materials science, mineralogy and crystallography, this package includes three software programs: CrystalMaker, CrystalDiffract, and SingleCrystal. Both Mac and PC versions are available (but not Linux). After installing the software on your personal computer, you do not need to be connected to the Internet in order to use it.
Looking for funding opportunities? Want to see what grants have been awarded? Or, are you interested in scanning philanthropy news and documents to see if they provide insight into a funding proposal you are working on? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then you should check out the new Funding Resources Search tool that lets you search multiple resources at one time. Access is limited to current students, faculty, and staff at Stanford.
Ashley Jester will assume the position of Assistant Director in the Science and Engineering Resource Group (SERG) on February 1st. In this position she will manage the Terman Engineering Library and the Li and Ma Science Library. The establishment of this position is part of a reorganization of SERG that was conducted in a response to the consolidation of STEM libraries at Stanford. The new Assistant Director position parallels the position held by Julie Sweetkind-Singer in her role as Assistant Director, Geospatial, Cartographic & Science Data Services.
The November issue of the Science Library Newsletter has just been published. The monthly newsletter brings you news you can use from the Robin Li & Melissa Ma Science Library. We announce workshops, seminars, and other events; highlight useful tools and resources; and alert readers to changes in collections and services. Recent articles cover:
The Stanford Libraries are very pleased to announce that we licensed three suites of software from Schrödinger:
- Biologics Suite- All the tools that are important in modeling biologics, antibodies, and proteins.
- Small-Molecule Drug Discovery Suite- A comprehensive suite to accelerate lead discovery and lead optimization.
- Materials Science Suite - A diverse set of tools for computing the structure, reactivity, and properties of chemical systems.
Stanford Libraries has dramatically improved our ability to bring software and data analysis training to graduate students and post-docs on Stanford’s campus by signing on for a one-year partnership with the Software Carpentry Foundation.